Isa Abdul-Quddus is out of Detroit. He heads down south to join the Miami Dolphins. Wednesday saw the free agency begin in earnest, and while the Lions landed a few free agents of their own they will be saying goodbye to Abdul-Quddus.
Pete Schrager of Fox Sports had the report:
Safety Isa Abdul-Quddus has agreed to terms with the MIAMI DOLPHINS . @NFLONFOX— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) March 9, 2016
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network had additional details: Abdul-Quddus nets a deal for 3-years, $12.75 million.
The Lions have now lost three players from the secondary so far in the 2016 offseason. Rashean Mathis has retired, James Ihedigbo will reportedly leave Detroit as well and now Abdul-Quddus joins that number. On the other side of this number equation, the Lions are expected to sign safety Tavon Wilson, who let Twitter know on Wednesday he would become a Detroit Lion.
Abdul-Quddus turned heads in the second half of the 2015 season, with his stats and performance rising along with the entire Detroit Lions team. It wasn't a question of if Isa Abdul-Quddus would get paid, but just by who -- many Lions fans had hoped it would be Detroit. In an earlier poll here on Pride Of Detroit, 95% of respondents said they wanted Abdul-Quddus back.